Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of the study population, Arba Minch town and surrounding areas, 2009 (n = 226)
Characteristics Frequency Percent (%)
Sex Male 85 37.6
Female 141 62.4
Age 20 – 25 32 14.2
26 – 30 66 29.2
31 – 35 58 25.4
36 – 40 46 20.4
41 – 45 14 62
45+ 10 44
Marital status Married 128 56.6
Single 34 15
Widowed 38 16.8
Divorced 22 9.7
Separated 4 1.8
Occupation Daily laborer 108 47.8
House wife 62 27.4
Merchant 19 8.4
Government employee 8 3.5
Others 27 11.9
Education No formal education 105 46.3
Primary 75 33.0
Secondary and above 47 20.7
Religion Christian 218 96.5
Muslim 8 3.5

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